The week in North Korean state media: A review of Dec. 28 to Jan. 6
An analytical look at the party plenum, hypersonic missile launch, new cartoons from a sanctioned studio and more
Every week, NK Pro conducts an in-depth analytic review of state media from North Korea. This State Media Review covers the period of Dec. 28, 2021 to Jan. 6, 2022.
The following review includes detailed analysis on the most noteworthy coverage from North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television and other state outlets.
Furthermore, it includes key takeaways and describes the significance from Pyongyang’s perspective.
This week’s review includes:The major party plenum that may have set the parameters for North Korean policies in 2022 The continued emphasis on the
- 01State media review: North Korea celebrates Liberation Day by slamming Japan
- 02Yoon Suk-yeol’s plan to denuclearize North Korea isn’t so ‘audacious’ after all
- 03North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared
- 04How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
- 05With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
- 06State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
- 07North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead
- 08Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view